Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in japan : Relation to educational levels and hygienic conditions.
Epidemiological characteristics and multiple risk factors of Helicobacter pylori infection in Japan were studied by both descriptive and analytical studies.
We attempted to find out the association between some hygienic factors and Helicobacter pylori infection in Japan.
Effects of lifestyle factors in later life time on the infection was also considered.
Whole employees of a Japanese company were screened by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay methods (ELISA).
Healthy (no current gastroenterological diseases) subjects'childhood hygienic conditions and later life time lifestyles were surveyed by a questionnaire.
A significant age-dependent prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection was found in the studied subjects.
Experience of well-water drinking and no flush-toilet using in childhood as well as low educational level were shown significantly related to the infection.
On the contrary, later life time lifestyle did not seem to affect the infected condition.
Our study confirmed that early childhood hygienic condition had important effects on Helicobactor pylori infection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bactérie, Japon, Asie, Homme, Age, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Mode de vie, Hygiène, Niveau étude, Etude transversale, Facteur sociodémographique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Duodénum pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, Helicobacter pylori, Spirillaceae, Spirillales, Bacteria, Japan, Asia, Human, Age, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Risk factor, Life style, Hygiene, Education level, Cross sectional study, Sociodemographic factor, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Duodenal disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0167927
Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 16/11/1999.